Governor Bev Perdue says North Carolina's health care system needs better coordination in order to be more efficient and deliver better care. Perdue spoke at the annual Emerging Issues Forum in Raleigh yesterday. This year, state and national experts are discussing health care innovation. In her speech, the governor highlighted North Carolina innovations, such as a 2 million dollar federal grant towards a statewide I-T effort. The project will screen for dangerous medication interactions in older patients who get prescriptions from many doctors:
"People around the country are looking at us for our innovation because we have figured out how to solve this problem. Right now, nobody in America can do that and North Carolina innovators are leading the way on developing and marketing and I hope, selling this model so that we can all do better, live better."
The Emerging Issues Forum wraps up today.